A child with Down Syndrome can hear and talk, thanks to teamwork by the cochlear implant team at California’s Lucile Packhard Childrens’ Hospital and the Jean Weingarten School.
Read: Cochlear Implants Give Child With Down Syndrome A New Lease On Life
Doctors told the family, “you’re doing too much for him”, as they battled to get medical insurance for the cochlear implants and the auditory-verbal teaching at the JW School.
Children with developmental delays typically lacked strong candidacy for cochlear implants, but this result will change medical history for potential candidates who have complex needs.
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